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Dive Gear Express is an authorized dealer for the entire line of Submerge Scooters. Their Magnus and Minnus lines of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (aka DPV, aka 'scooter') with LiPo NMC batteries, brushless DC motors, and electronic speed controls represents the latest generation of technology. Their Viper series with brush contact motors and UV series with inexpensive lead acid batteries are also available at budget friendly prices.


SS Magnus DPV w/888 Whr LiPO NMC Battery
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$6,500.00

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The Submerge Scooters Magnus is the fastest, most efficient and longest range diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) in the Submerge line. Designed around a powerful 48V direct drive motor, the Magnus offers speeds approaching { 300 ft/min | 91.44 m/min } for a single tank diver, and { 250 ft/min |
76.2 m/min } for full tech gear, with runtimes up to 4 hours and a range up to { 8 mi | 12.9 km }. As with any diver propulsion vehicle, you must choose between speed and endurance. The beauty of the Magnus is you have more choices: go flat out for 1 hour at top speed, run 2 to 3 hours on cruise speed, or choose the power saving low speed and have 4 hours of fun. Includes 8 foot 3/6-inch polyester double braid tow rope and clip; new for 2013 now includes marine grade scooter stand. Rated maximum depth of { 400 ft | 122 m }. One year limited warranty, excluding battery. SS Magnus and Minnus Propellor

  • Brushless Direct Drive Motor w/Electronic Speed Control
  • 3 speed throttle for lightning quick speed changes
  • Advanced LiPO NMC battery and charger
  • Only { 50 lb | 22.7 kg } weight, { 29.5 in | 74.9 cm } length,
    { 8.6 in | 21.8 cm } hull diameter
  • Super tough industrial grade HDPE construction

Watch this one minute video with Submerge Scooters' Rodney Nairne demonstrating the characteristics and usage of the three speed electronic control on the Magnus, Minnus and Viper scooters.

SS Magnus and Minnus Throttle Submerge utilizes a specific type of unique lithium battery technology. Commonly called "LIPO" (Lithium Ion Polymer) cells, which generally refer to cells constructed with a Lithium/Cobalt chemistry, Submerge LIPO cells replace most of the volatile/weakly bonded Lithium/Cobalt with Manganese and Nickel, utilizing what is categorized as a Lithium Manganese Nickel Cobalt (LiMgNiCo) cell. This retains the specific energy, discharge characteristics and voltage of the common LIPO cell, but with much improved safety due to the stronger Lithium Manganese/Nickel bond.

 

SS Minnus-1.5 DPV w/777 Whr LIPO Battery
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$5,750.00

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The Submerge Scooters Minnus 1.5 offers many of the features of the Magnus in a smaller and ultra-low weight version with excellent runtimes of up to 3 hours. Utilizing a compact 24 volt motor and gear drive, the Minnus features brushless motor technology with 3-speed electronic control and LiMgNiCo LIPO battery technology. Includes 8 foot 3/6-inch polyester double braid tow rope and clip; new for 2013 now includes marine grade scooter stand. Rated maximum depth of { 400 ft | 121.9 m }. One year limited warranty, excluding battery.

  • Brushless Gear Drive Motor w/Electronic Speed Control
  • 3 speed throttle for lightning quick speed changes
  • Advanced LiPO NMC battery and charger
  • Only { 38 lb | 17 kg } weight, { 25 in | 63.5 cm } length,
    { 8.6 in | 21.8 cm } hull diameter
  • Super tough industrial grade HDPE construction
  • Separate sealed motor and battery compartments
DPV Weight vs Runtime DPV Weight vs Runtime Comparision
Specifications Minnus-1.5 Magnus
Battery size, watt/hours ~777 ~888
Battery chemistry LiMgNiCo LiMgNiCo
Top speed, ft/min 225 250
Thrust, pounds 55 64
Weight, pounds 39 49.5
Runtimes 1.5 to 3 hours 1 to 4 hours
Range at Top Speed 3 miles 2.5 miles
Range Ideal Cruse Speed 7 miles 8 miles
Length 25" 29.5"


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DPV Battery Technology Tradeoffs


Lead Acid Nickel Metal Hydride Lithium Polymer
Lead acid batteries are a very mature technology, having a low cost. NiMH batteries are modern technology and more expensive than lead acid. LiPO batteries are newest and most expensive technology, but with best characteristics.
As lead acid batteries discharge, particularly as they near full discharge, the scooter becomes gradually and progressively slower. NiMH batteries maintain full power throughout discharge but will cut-off suddenly when they have been fully discharged. If used with an Electronic Speed Control (ESC) LiPO batteries can discharge with graceful degradation, similar to lead acid.
Modern high quality lead acid scooter batteries can have a life of up to 500 cycles but typically less, and in DPV applications can only deliver about 60% of nominal rated capacity. NiMH batteries have a life of over 500 cycles, and in DPV applications can only deliver about 80% of nominal rated capacity. LiPO batteries have a life up to 1000 cycles and can deliver 100% of nominal rated capacity.
Lead acid batteries are double the weight of similar capacity NiMH batteries. NiMH batteries are much smaller and lighter than lead acid batteries of similar capacity. Lithium Polymer batteries are the lightest batteries currently available.
Lead acid batteries recover well from over discharge, if re-charged as soon as possible. NiMH batteries can suffer from reverse charging if over discharged, causing permanent damage and reduced burntimes. LiPO batteries incorporate electronics to protect cells from over discharge.
Lead acid batteries have an low rate of self discharge. The higher the ambient temperature, the higher the rate of self discharge. Idle NiMH batteries must be 'topped off' periodically. Lithium Polymer batteries have almost zero self discharge. LiPO should not be stored with a full charge.
No transport restrictions. No transport restrictions. Lithium chemistry batteries are not approved for transport in passenger aircraft.

There is still some demand for scooters using lead acid batteries, they are simple and inexpensive with the main objection being size and weight. Although Nickel Metal Hydride technology is popular for dive canister lights, in DPV applications NiMH is not ideal but offers huge weight savings over lead acid. LiPO technology is rapidly replacing NiMH in DPV applications, most people feel the benefits of LiPO justify the additional costs. Keep in mind that regardless of the battery chemistry, you should not expect more than 3 to 4 years of service life from any DPV battery.



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The Submerge Scooters Viper is an improved version of their long respected N-19 DPV, with performance approaching that of the Magnus at a value price. The Viper offers the proven proprietary Submerge Heavy Duty brushed motor together with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) electronic 3-speed control and a LiPO NMC or LiFe battery. Compared with the previous generation N-19, the Viper 30 has 20% more thrust power and double the runtime. Includes 8 foot 3/6-inch polyester double braid tow rope and clip. Rated maximum depth of { 400 ft | 121.9 m }. One year limited warranty, excluding battery.

  • Submerge Heavy Duty brushed motor, Electronic 3-Speed Control
  • Advanced LiPO NMC or LiFe battery and charger
  • Only { 50 lb | 22.7 kg } weight, { 29.5 in | 74.9 cm } length,
    { 8.6 in | 21.8 cm } hull diameter
  • Super tough industrial grade HDPE construction
  • Separate sealed motor and battery compartments

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At one time the N-19 was the apex of DPV evolution, but today the N-19, with it's NiMH battery, is well behind the power curve. However, you can upgrade your existing N-19 with the N-19 to Viper DPV Upgrade Kit. For much less than the cost of a new Viper, with the upgrade you get a 20% increase in thrust power with double the runtime.

  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) electronic speed control
  • Choice of 777 Whr LiPO or 513 Whr LiFe battery pack and sealed housing
  • Battery charger
  • Stainless Steel Ballast Plate & Trim Weights

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Towing bottles and scooter has never been so efficient. The WA TOW leash is extremely easy to use, even with the thickest gloves. The unbreakble elastic leash stretches to a max length. This provides flexibility on the leash for towing stage bottles and scooters, while keeping everything close and streamlined. This helps avoid entanglement and reduces drag on the scooter. In an emergency, the WA TOW leash can be cut with knife. There are three sizes on each set, plus one XL bolt snap.


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The WArwe (Where are we?) is a towable surface marking buoy specifically designed to be used in high currents or while scootering in open water but suitable for any dive where you need to mark your present location. The WArwe is designed for perfect trim and the unique shape offers less drag allowing you to maintain your depth and position underwater during your dive. It has one way oral inflation valve and dump valve that is easily unscrewed to provide quick air release at the end of the dive. Easy to inflate on the surface before the dive and it rolls up tight for storage when not in use. When scootering, we suggest use with a WAspool (100kg strength line) to increase towing speed and allow for smooth operation. Constructed of durable 200 Denier nylon in high visibility orange color it is { 31 in x 15.5 in | 79 cm x 39 cm } long X wide.

Submerge Scooter Comparison Chart


Specifications   UV-18 UV-26   VIPER 20 VIPER 30   MINNUS 1.5   MAGNUS 
Battery chemistry Lead Acid Lead Acid LiFe LiMgNiCo LiMgNiCo LiMgNiCo
Battery size: watt/hours (nominal) 300 550 513 777 777 888
Top speed, ft/min 195 195 225 225 225 250
Thrust, pounds 45 45 55 55 55 64
Weight, pounds 70 93 49.5 49.5 39 49.5
Runtimes 45-90 min 1.5 to 3 hours 1 to 3 hours 2 to 4 hours 1.5 to 3 hours 1 to 4 hours
Range at Top Speed 1.5 miles 3 miles 3 miles 4 miles 3 miles 2.5 miles
Range at Ideal Cruse Speed 2.5 miles 5 miles 4 miles 6 miles 7 miles 8 miles
Length 28" 35" 29.5" 29.5" 25" 29.5"
Hull diameter 10.75" 10.75" 8.6" 8.6" 8.6" 8.6"
Electronic Speed Control Optional Optional YES YES YES YES
Price - Complete DPV $3750 $3850 $4250 $5000 $5750 $6500
Price - Replacement battery $200 $300 $1000 $1750 $1750 $1950
Disclaimer The performance specifications in the tables and charts above are for the purposes of comparing the various Submerge models. Actual performance the individual diver will obtain are highly dependent on the equipment configuration and skill of the diver, cycle life and age of the battery, and a variety of other subtle factors. In other words, these are our best estimates as of Fall 2013 and "Your Mileage May Vary."
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Pricing for Submerge Scooters

Due to the unique nature of the underwater scooter (DPV) , this item is NON-RETURNABLE.
Your complete satisfaction is our goal, so please consider carefully before purchase.
Scooter and battery prices do include FREE continental U.S. domestic shipping.
Scooter and battery prices do NOT include international shipping.

Please Note: The Submerge Scooters are designed from heavy duty industrial grade components and supplies.
In particular because of the nature of the HDPE pressure hull material, the hull will not be cosmetically perfect.

LiPo and LiFe battery packs must be shipped by ground or cargo aircraft only.
LiPo and LiFe batteries are not approved for transport by passenger aircraft.

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SS Magnus 2X DPV w/1776 Whr LiPo NMC Battery  SU-Magnus2X-1776 SS Magnus 2X DPV w/1776 Whr LiPo NMC Battery Contact Us  $11,000.00
SS Magnus DPV w/888 Whr LiPO NMC Battery  SU-Magnus-888 SS Magnus DPV w/888 Whr LiPO NMC Battery Contact Us  $6,500.00
SS Minnus-1.5 DPV w/777 Whr LIPO Battery  SU-Minnus-777 SS Minnus-1.5 DPV w/777 Whr LIPO Battery Contact Us  $5,750.00
SS Viper 30 DPV w/777 Whr LiPO Battery  SU-Viper-777 SS Viper 30 DPV w/777 Whr LiPO Battery Contact Us  $5,000.00
SS Viper 20 DPV w/513 Whr LiFe Battery  SU-Viper20-500 SS Viper 20 DPV w/513 Whr LiFe Battery Contact Us  $4,250.00
 SU-UV-26 SS UV-26 525 W/h Genesis lead acid batteries & Interacter 8 amp charger Contact Us  $3,800.00
  DPV Scooter Accessories  
WAtow - Tow Leash Set  WA-1020 WAtow - Tow Leash Set
In Stock  $35.00
WA Towable Surface Marking Buoy  WA-6002 WA Towable Surface Marking Buoy
In Stock Sale! $189.95
 $79.00
Scooter Stand, Marine Grade for UV models  SU-1051 Scooter Stand, Marine Grade for UV models In Stock  $100.00
Scooter Stand, Marine Grade for Magnus, Minnus, Viper, N-19  SU-1050 Scooter Stand, Marine Grade for Magnus, Minnus, Viper, N-19 In Stock  $100.00
 SU-1040 Solid Propeller, 3 blade, Aluminum In Stock  $425.00
Travel Cap w/ Vent  SU-1023 Travel Cap w/ Vent In Stock  $85.00
  Spares and Replacement Parts for Submerge Scooters  
 SU-N19KIT-30 SS N-19 to Viper 30/Venom DPV Upgrade Kit On Order  $2,275.00
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 SU-N19KIT-LiFe SS N-19 to Viper LiFe/Venom DPV Upgrade Kit In Stock  $1,325.00
 SU-Battery-1776 SS DPV LiPO Battery, 1776 Whr w/Magnus 2X housing 2-3 Days  $4,000.00
 SU-Battery-888 SS DPV LiPO Battery, 888 Whr w/Magnus housing 2-3 Days  $2,000.00
 SU-Battery-777M SS DPV LiPO Battery, 777 Whr w/Minnus 1.5 housing 2-3 Days  $1,750.00
 SU-Battery-777V SS-DPV LiPO Battery, 777 Whr (Viper) 2-3 Days  $1,750.00
 SU-Battery-500 SS-DPV LiFe Battery, 513 Whr (Viper) 2-3 Days  $900.00
Trigger Wire (UV)  SU-1001 Trigger Wire (UV) In Stock  $5.00
Trigger Wire (N-19)  SU-1002 Trigger Wire (N-19) In Stock  $5.00
Thumb Screw for Cruise Control  SU-1003 Thumb Screw for Cruise Control In Stock  $2.00
Drive Pin  SU-1004 Drive Pin In Stock  $5.00
Clutch Plate w/ Zinc Anode  SU-1005 Clutch Plate w/ Zinc Anode In Stock  $80.00
Zinc Anode Only  SU-1006 Zinc Anode Only In Stock  $40.00
Aluminum Clutch Plate Only  SU-1007 Aluminum Clutch Plate Only In Stock  $40.00
Drive Hub Yoke  SU-1008 Drive Hub Yoke In Stock  $7.50
Hull Latch w/Striker and Screws  SU-1009 Hull Latch w/Striker and Screws In Stock  $9.00
Drive Hub Yoke Set Screw  SU-1010 Drive Hub Yoke Set Screw In Stock  $7.50
Drive Hub (Inner)  SU-1011 Drive Hub (Inner) In Stock  $30.00
Glove Trigger  SU-1012 Glove Trigger In Stock  $65.00
Watt's Up Meter  SU-1013 Watt's Up Meter In Stock  $60.00
Clutch Assembly w/3 Blades  SU-1014 Clutch Assembly w/3 Blades In Stock  $197.00
Propeller Blade (Each)  SU-1015 Propeller Blade (Each) In Stock  $18.00
Venom Electronic Speed Control (N-19)  SU-1016 Venom Electronic Speed Control (N-19) In Stock  $375.00
Venom Electronic Speed Control (UV)  SU-1017 Venom Electronic Speed Control (UV) In Stock  $375.00
Submerge Hi-Power Brush Board  SU-1018 Submerge Hi-Power Brush Board In Stock  $250.00
Submerge HD Brushed DC Motor  SU-1019 Submerge HD Brushed DC Motor In Stock  $850.00
SS LiPO Battery Charger, 24V 2A (Minnus), 100-240V 50/60Hz  SU-1020 SS LiPO Battery Charger, 24V 2A (Minnus), 100-240V 50/60Hz In Stock  $100.00
Shroud, Black  SU-1021BK Shroud, Black In Stock  $185.00
Handle, w/Locater Pin and Bolt  SU-1022 Handle, w/Locater Pin and Bolt In Stock  $35.00
 SU-1035 Hull O-ring for N-19/Minnus/Vipers/Magnus In Stock  $10.00

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